Today Sony has quietly released a transformative firmware update for their RX10 camera that updates the codec and also sheds some light on the intrinsic capabilities of their cameras
One of the biggest drivers for change in our time is the avaialbility of APIs ("hooks" that programmers can use to tie into software or hardware that is controlled by software). Sony's just released an API for some of their cameras. This could be big news for the future
Sony and FIFA recently announced they are partnering to trial live 4K production workflow at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer, extending the collaboration that saw Sony capture 25 matches from the 2010 soccer World Cup in 3D and, more importantly, pointing the way to Rio 2014 being produced in 4K.
Sony's plans for 4K delivery are slowly becoming clearer. Palo Alto-based Eye IO announced on 30th May that their encoding technology will be used by Sony to deliver 4K content to their $4K media player, which will be launched this summer